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Swivel Strip is a white power bar that's been designed to enable you to fill all its sockets with extension cords without any of them getting blocked off by a large wall charger. For this reason, each individual socket within this power bar will swivel in various directions so each empty one will always be uncovered and available for use. Within each bar, there are six sockets, which means you'll be able to plug six electrical devices into yours at all times.
The cost of Swivel Strip is $29.99 plus $4.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Swivel Strip at the discounted price of only $4.99 for a total price of $39.97.
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To get started with your Swivel Strip, plug its flat plug into any wall outlet of your choice. If you have a choice between a higher or a lower wall outlet, it's best to go with the lower one so your strip will be closer to the floor and can sit securely there. Alternatively, if you don't want to place it on the floor, there's also the option of plugging it into a wall outlet that's directly above a table or desk.
If you can plug six different extension cords into your Swivel Strip as it is, that's fine, but if you need to swivel its outlets, you can do that at this point. Before doing so, temporarily unplug your strip so you don't get shocked and experiment with swiveling its outlets in various directions until you find a suitable configuration. Once you do, you can plug in more devices to fill up all the sockets and plug your strip into your wall outlet again.
Finally, if the power switch on your strip isn't in the On position, it'll be time to turn it on, and then it'll be ready to deliver power to your devices.
While a standard power bar normally only includes two sockets, this power bar will offer you six sockets. Plus, while the sockets within ordinary power bars won't move, each of these six sockets will swivel in one or more directions, giving you more options as to how to arrange your electrical devices.
If you plug a power bar with a bulky plug into a wall outlet that's behind a piece of furniture, it can make that piece of furniture stick out from the wall. This tends to look rather unattractive, especially if you can clearly see the bulky plug behind the piece of furniture. However, each Swivel Strip's plug is flat in comparison to those attached to other power strips, so it won't make your furniture stick out as much.
Every one of these power strips has a surge protector built into it, which will help protect all the devices that are plugged into its sockets from damage if an unexpected power surge occurs.
Often, college dorm rooms (or even tiny student apartments) contain only a couple of wall outlets, but that may not be enough for students who tend to use a lot of electronics. In those cases, a Swivel Strip will come in handy since a student will be able to use it to plug in their phone, television, and computer, along with three small appliances. If a student wants to work from bed, the socket their laptop is plugged into can be swiveled to bring it a little bit closer to the bed, too.
Garages and basement workshops often don't contain many wall outlets, either, even though people normally want to plug in a variety of tools and work with them in these places. As a result, a Swivel Strip will likely be just as useful to someone working on projects in their garage or workshop as it will be to someone in a dorm room.
If you plug a large, boxy wall charger into an ordinary power bar or wall outlet, that charger will often block the socket below or beside it so it can't be used. That won't be the case with your Swivel Strip, though, as it'll accommodate wall chargers without allowing them to block other sockets off. If you notice that your wall charger is blocking another socket, just swivel either the socket that the charger's plugged into or the one it's blocking in a different direction to remedy the issue.
One drawback to the Swivel Strip is that the extension cord attached to it is only about a foot long. Consequently, you won't be able to move the strip far from the wall outlet you've plugged it into.
If you can't fill up all the sockets within a non-swiveling power bar since some plugged-in extension cords are blocking unused sockets off, you might end up obtaining a few different power bars. That won't be necessary once you start using a Swivel Strip, though. Instead of having two or three bars and using only some of the sockets within each of them, you'll be able to use all the sockets in a single bar to meet the same needs.
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